Forsaken Joshua Tree hut becomes off-grid folly for stargazing

February 25, 2019 john 20 61984 13:05

When Malek Alqadi and Hillary Flur first drove down the dirt road in Joshua Tree and saw the collapsing homestead cabin surrounded by open space, they knew it was the spot to build their off-grid smart cabin. The Folly Cabin is reference to the the often useless buildings built in 19th century Europe on large…

Incredible Small Off-Grid Earthship Home

December 15, 2018 john 20 100078 20:28

This off-the-grid home in Adelaide, Australia is something completely different! An Earthship is a radically sustainable and self-sufficient building which uses a combination of modern off-grid technology, super clever passive solar design techniques and a whole lot of recycled materials (including trash) all mixed with earth building techniques to create an incredible, high performance home.…

True Off-Grid Homesteading in A Pioneer Style Cabin

September 4, 2018 john 20 42182 18:15

Doug and Stacy are living the pioneer lifestyle in the 21st century! Living in a beautifully constructed DIY pioneer style cabin and homesteading their land in Missouri, this adventurous couple have left behind the trappings of the modern world. Their home has no refrigerator, no electricity and only gravity fed running water. They live simply…

Spectacular Tiny House Truck Made From Salvaged Materials

May 6, 2018 john 20 26842 16:30

This off-the-grid tiny house truck tour video is sponsored by Skillshare, an online learning platform. The first 500 people to use this unique link can try it out free for 2 months! http://skl.sh/livingbig2 Adam and Sian have built an amazing off-the-grid tiny house on the back of a beautiful old Bedford truck. Their home is…

Blogger builds efficient, off-grid Passive House in Colorado

September 25, 2017 john 20 37826 20:14

Twenty years ago Andrew Michler bought a $60,000 solar shack in the Colorado mountains that “immediately fell apart” and inspired two decades of experiments in off-grid living. Today, he and his wife live in the reconfigured shack and he has turned a former shed on the property into an ultra low-consuming Passive House (Passivhaus). “Passive…

Beautiful Tiny Turf Houses in Iceland – Full Tour & Interview

September 30, 2016 john 20 29851 17:48

Turf houses are the original green buildings because they were built using local and natural materials. In Southern Iceland they used turf from the local wetlands and lava stones to build thick walls that would insulate the houses against wind and cold weather. They imported small amounts of wood, or used driftwood. Most turf houses…

Tiny House with Incredible Interior Design Built in 40 Days!

November 10, 2015 john 74 15110 04:01

Pascal and Catherine built their first tiny house in just 40 days and are currently living in it as their second home. They’re a couple from Kamouraska, Canada, that started a tiny house building company called “Ma Maison Logique,” which in English means “my logical house.” Pascal designed the tiny house to withstand extreme Canadian…